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ERIC Number: EJ992044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Art Enrichment: Evaluating a Collaboration between Head Start and a Graduate Art Therapy Program
Klorer, P. Gussie; Robb, Megan
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v29 n4 p180-187 2012
Head Start, a U.S. federally funded program, prepares children for school through early childhood intervention in social-emotional and cognitive arenas. This article describes program evaluation survey results from the past 5 years of an 18-year collaboration between a university graduate art therapy program and 8 Head Start centers. Graduate art therapy students provided weekly art enrichment for children who were referred by their teachers to work on individualized social-emotional goals. End-of-year surveys documented the Head Start teachers' and coordinators' observations of positive social-emotional behavioral changes in the 5 areas of verbal communication, impulse control, interaction with peers, attention span, and self-esteem. The program received high ratings overall and particularly for the graduate art therapy students' coordination of interventions. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois